Sarah Estep

Female1833–1 October 1874

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Estep was born in 1833, in Scott, Virginia, United States, her father, Cornelius Estep, was 48 and her mother, Annie Terry, was 43. She married Joseph S Riggs on 18 January 1855, in Scott, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Perry Township, Johnson, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 1 October 1874, in Wellington, Lafayette, Missouri, United States, at the age of 41.

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Joseph S Riggs
Sarah Estep
Marriage: 18 January 1855
Sarilda Jane Riggs
Presley Lynn Riggs
James Walker Riggs
Wesley Martin Riggs
Mary Elizabeth Riggs
Thursa Clementine Riggs
William Grant Riggs

Sources (18)

  • Sarah Riggs in household of James Riggs, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • Sarah Estep, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1855Scott, Virginia, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Historical Boundaries - 1833: Johnson, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Johnson, Arkansas, United States

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 13

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Easthope (Shropshire) from Old English ēst ‘east, eastern’ + hop ‘enclosed valley’. This form of the surname is now rare in Britain, but common in OH, WV, and VA.

    History: Thomas Estep, a son of Richard Eastop, came to MD in 1647. His son Shadrach established a family in Kanawha County, WV.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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